Why Vermont's Nonprofits Should Be Thinking About Digital Security | Vermont Public Radio

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Why Vermont's Nonprofits Should Be Thinking About Digital Security | Vermont Public Radio : "Bernholz is a senior research scholar at Stanford University who studies digital civil society and works on using technology for social good among other things.

VT Nonprofits Get Website Upgrades | Common Good Vermont Blog

AFP Blog

VT Nonprofits Get Website Upgrades | Common Good Vermont Blog : Managing a website no longer needs to be intimidating for a nonprofit of any size. Since the start of the project, the Vermont Digital Economy Project has helped nearly twenty nonprofits to revamp their web presence in a way that empowers them to control their own messaging. Content management systems, such as WordPress, make adding or editing content as simple as writing an email or drafting a Word document.

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Measuring happiness through Twitter

AFP Blog

Measuring happiness through Twitter : The day of the Boston bombings was the world’s saddest in five years—at least according to the “Hedonometer,” a tool designed by mathematicians at the University of Vermont that acts like a mood ring for the Internet

Dyn’s Hackademy provides mobile apps for NH nonprofits | New Hampshire Business

AFP Blog

Dyn’s Hackademy provides mobile apps for NH nonprofits | New Hampshire Business : MANCHESTER — Twenty potential tech company founders, now attending schools in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts, assembled last weekend at Dyn to develop mobile apps for six New Hampshire nonprofits.

npVOICES – Episode #2

Connection Cafe

Brendan Kinney , VP for Development & Marketing at Vermont Public Radio stops by to talk about #Fundchat. Sometimes there’s not enough conversation in a blog post or a 140 character tweet. The goal of npVOICES is go deeper into topics that matter in the nonprofit sector. We hope you’ll listen, comment, and share. In this episode… - Allyson Kapin , co-author of Social Change Anytime Everywhere will join us to talk about her new book.

2013 NTEN Lifetime Achievement Award: Lauren-Glenn Davitian

NTEN

Lauren-Glenn Davitian is widely credited with establishing strong community access to cable television throughout Vermont. Her most recent project is updating Vermont''s cable statutes. Lauren-Glenn is a founding member and serves on the board of Vermont Access Network (a trade group of 27 public access tv centers in Vermont). Ms.Davitian was named one of Vermont''s "25 most influential people" in the mid 1990''s.

Going cross-country again

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Northern Vermont (friends). I'm leaving on Wed. for what I am calling my Epic Cross Country Trip. Maybe it should be Epic Cross Country Trip, 2012, since it's far, far from the first one I've done. I've now lost count.) Here's my basic itinerary, for the curious: Miracle Hot Springs. Death Valley National Park. Grand Canyon National Park. Sedona, AZ. Roswell, NM. New York, NY (family). Western Mass (friends). Madison, WI ( Wiscon ). The first leg of thetrip I'm taking with Ruth.

Going cross-country again

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Northern Vermont (friends). I'm leaving on Wed. for what I am calling my Epic Cross Country Trip. Maybe it should be Epic Cross Country Trip, 2012, since it's far, far from the first one I've done. I've now lost count.) Here's my basic itinerary, for the curious: Miracle Hot Springs. Death Valley National Park. Grand Canyon National Park. Sedona, AZ. Roswell, NM. New York, NY (family). Western Mass (friends). Madison, WI ( Wiscon ). The first leg of thetrip I'm taking with Ruth.

A Jargon-Free Guide to Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3C)

NonProfit Hub

L3Cs extend to many different markets too—current L3Cs range to everything from Chicago’s Overflow Coffee Bar , a coffee shop dedicated to bringing members of their community together, to VSJF Flexible Capital Fund , a Vermont-based investment fund that provides capital to businesses specializing in sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices. Vermont. So you want to start an organization that benefits a specific cause. Great!

What’s the Risk of Starting a Nonprofit?

NonProfit Hub

Vermont is next, with a nonprofit for every 160 people, which doubles the national average of 320. As with any company, there’s going to be some uncertainty about the future when starting a nonprofit. If you want to keep your organization afloat, it helps to know how many of them fail, where they fail and why. This isn’t meant to be taken as gospel—we certainly can’t tell the future.

Remixing the Clark

Idealware

As a recent transplant to New England, I took the requisite leaf-peeping road trip last weekend through Western Massachusetts and Vermont. Along the way, I stopped at a museum, and was blown away by what they’re doing with technology. The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. is undergoing a major renovation that won’t be completed until 2014, and much of their permanent collection is in storage.

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The End of an Era

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I chose a college that was in rural Vermont, and I did live in the suburbs of Cleveland, OH for six years, but followed that up with two years in northern, rural-ish Colorado, and almost eighteen years in Western Massachusetts. I moved to Oakland in September of 2008, for a number of reasons. Some were very clear to me, others didn''t become clear until years later.

Multi-channel for Marriage Equality

Connection Cafe

On Friday, New York joined the ranks of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C. Author: Jill Ward. in legalizing same-sex marriages. The fight for marriage equality is far from over, but the victory in New York is a wonderful step in the right direction. There was no doubt, plenty of blood, sweat and tears to help make this happen, so I wanted to use my small little space on this blog to tell you all CONGRATULATIONS and thank you!

The End of an Era

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I chose a college that was in rural Vermont, and I did live in the suburbs of Cleveland, OH for six years, but followed that up with two years in northern, rural-ish Colorado, and almost eighteen years in Western Massachusetts. I moved to Oakland in September of 2008, for a number of reasons. Some were very clear to me, others didn't become clear until years later.

The Buzz at Beaconfire: July 1, 2011

Beaconfire Wire

And one more hat-tip to our remote employees: Cara’s up in Vermont where the ice cream is phenomenal. Archipods are cool. What are we buzzing about this week? Beaconfire’s remote employees – and even some not so remote – had major office envy when the link to Archipods went around. Scott suggested getting one for each employee and connecting them with tunnels and it would be just like the web in real life. Or the Shire. Sweet! I know one would look great in my backyard.

First-of-its-Kind: Top Ten Micro-Philthanthropy Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But the one that is most clever is #10 -"Help Me Support Special Olympics (while I freez my ** off) Here's Peter's description: Erin Ennis took a winter dip in Vermont's Lake Champlain last Saturday as part of fundraising effort for Special Olympics Vermont. Peter Dietz of First-of-its-kind Philanthropy Network is now tracking the top ten micro-philanthropy campaigns. This week's top campaign is: Knitters Without Borders.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Burlington, Vermont: Working Board Lunch: Embrace the Future — Transition Planning. Burlington, Vermont: Finance Friday: Numbers Don't Lie: What Your Board Needs to Know. Burlington, Vermont: Finance Friday: What Kind of Audit Is Best for Your Organization? National Volunteer Week has come and gone, but I ask you to join me every week in celebrating the amazing contributions of TechSoup's NetSquared community.

Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

Burlington, Vermont: Finance Friday: What Kind of Audit Is Best for Your Organization? Burlington, Vermont: Project Management Professional Training in Burlington, Vermont. Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated. Sometimes the best way to get started with a new tool is to have a guide sitting next to you giving directions.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Burlington, Vermont: Finance Friday Accounting in the Cloud: Is It Right for My Organization and How to Start. Burlington, Vermont: Work Life Balance — Integrate Renewal into Your Busy Day. NetSquared believes in the power of meeting face to face in physical space. Online learning is awesome (and TechSoup has got you covered ), but a special magic is created when we get together in the same room and start building relationships.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Vermont. The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

Almost done mixing at Verdant

John Haydon

Spent the weekend of 11/17 & 11/18 up in Athens Vermont with a good friend, Pete Weiss. Have not posted for a while, have mainly been in love and busy with tracking. He owns Verdant Studio and has worked on a number of projects with me. Very, very happy with the results and love the plate reverb he has (he asked me several times to move the reverb level on the tank which was a room away from the studio).

Think associations are not using Twitter?

SocialFish

link] Running a small arts organization in Northern Vermont: River Arts [link] [link] (Getting UK Non-profits / VCS Infrastructure to use existing and new technology to help them grow). Check out this list, courtesy TwitterPacks. Are you using Twitter on behalf of your association but not on the list? Go add yourself. Easy-peasy- lemon-squeezy. Non-Profit Pack [link] (home of the 2008 NTEN conference!)

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

South Burlington, Vermont: 11th Annual Vermont Nonprofit Luncheon: The Data Driven Nonprofit. Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills. But maybe you're skeptical and you're wondering: "How can a free event organized by a volunteer be any good?" " That's why TechSoup invests in developing the best practices of our NetSquared network.

Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

Beth Kanter

In the early days of social fundraising in 2008, Erin Ennis who took a winter dip in Vermont’s Lake Champlain as part of a personal challenge to raise money for Special Olympics Vermont.

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The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us

Beth Kanter

Cabot Creamery Co-operative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919, and makes a full line of cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and butter. Aliza Sherman and I never dreamed that our book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , would be such a needed resource in the nonprofit field when we started writing it last year.

Why Do I Do Good: The Center and Agape

Have Fun - Do Good

In 1975, when I was five, we moved from Vermont to Mystic, CT. I''m exploring the roots of my desire/need/compulsion to "do good." I don''t usually share personal stories here on Have Fun, Do Good, and I''m not sure where this is going, but I''m giving it a whirl. Here''s the link to my first post, Why Do You Do Good? The local Catholic Church, St. Patrick''s, had been in a fire, so Masses were held in a church-owned building next door, The Center, while the church was being repaired.

My Latest President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Firestone grew up on a small farm in Vermont, and has always been interested in agriculture. Two or three times a year, I publish a president's update for Benetech. This latest one spotlights the many great interns, associates and fellows that are or were working for Benetech over this summer and into this year.

30 Days of NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Net2 Burlington Puts Vermont on the Map of Emerging Tech Cities. What has NetSquared got planned for the next month? So much that it’ll blow your mind! Net2Local organizers hold regular events connecting the nonprofit and technology communities. With over fifty groups in twenty countries there’s probably a group close to you. Get hands-on help at a social media surgery, or learn about databases at a meetup or discover the top tech trends of 2014 at one of our panel discussions.

Preparing for Planned Giving Conversations—24 Terms You Need to Know

Connection Cafe

For instance: “In the event that (named individual) predeceases me, I give Miller Healthcare Foundation, 2345 East Street, Centerville, Vermont, 25% of the residue of my estate to be used wherever the needs and opportunities are greatest.”. Have you established a planned giving program? Are you’re ready to make personal appointments with your top prospects? This blog post will help you get prepared by arming you with planned giving terms and examples to help you carry the conversation!

The Netcentric Campaign: Numbers for the Notes

Network-Centric Advocacy

Kerry had 3 million e-addresses on his list; former Vermont governor Howard Dean had 600,000.). voices.washingtonpost.com. Obama's e-mail list contains upwards of 13 million addresses. Over the course of the campaign, aides sent more than 7,000 different messages, many of them targeted to specific donation levels (people who gave less than $200, for example, or those who gave more than $1,000). In total, more than 1 billion e-mails landed in inboxes. Four years ago, Sen. John F.

Are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? These NTEN Members are!

NTEN

The Trust for Public Land TransForm Transportation Alternatives United Nations Foundation United Way for Southeastern Michigan United Way of Genesee County Vermont Foodbank Volunteers of America Wade Edwards Foundation and Learning Lab Women Employed World Food Program USA YES! Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.

Research Friday: Strengthening the Economy through Civic Engagement

ASU Lodestar Center

These states are Alaska, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota, and Vermont. posted by. Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice.

BIGGER! BETTER! FASTER! CHEAPER!

ASU Lodestar Center

In fact, Roosevelt won by a landslide, carrying all but eight electoral votes and every state but Maine and Vermont. posted by. Robert F. Ashcraft, Ph.D. Executive Director. ASU Lodestar Center. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice.

NTC Seattle - Another Day

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Got to meet a couple more of the bloggers I enjoy following: David Geilhufe of Social Source , and Sonny Cloward of Vermont NonProfit CommunIT, at a session on open communication technologies. Day two at the NTC. Lynn Stott, who has the terrifying task of overseeing the redesign of Techsoup's website, also facilitated. It was a great opportunity to listen in as NPOs discussed their experience introducing blogs, forums, or other avenues of community input on their sites.

Fun and Public Humiliation As A Social Fundraising Strategy: A Brief History

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My personal favorite is Erin Ennis who took a winter dip in Vermont's Lake Champlain as part of a personal challenge to raise money for Special Olympics Vermont. Fun and humor, used in the right way and in the appropriate context, can help boost your social fundraising campaign. A personal challenge typically issued as statement like "if we make our goal, I'll do or donate xyz" can also energize your campaign.

Supercharge Your Nonprofit Tech Powers with NetSquared

Tech Soup Blog

Burlington, Vermont: Digital Storytelling Fundamentals. I bet you made all sorts of grand New Year's resolutions for 2015. If you're like me, then you swore that this year, you're finally going to learn to use technology to make yourself more productive at work. Unless you're Superman, you're probably already struggling. Keeping resolutions is hard. But don't worry, NetSquared is here to save the day.

NTEN Member Buzz Round-Up: May 24

NTEN

Lauren-Glenn Davitian and the CCTV Center for Media & Democracy are helping to develop CommonGood Vermont , a network of information and resources for the nonprofit sector in Vermont. (Note: This is a weekly round-up of NTEN members doing and sharing their nptech awesome. Members are in bold. Tag your own news with "nten member" or "nptech" to help us find your awesome online, or contact Annaliese with your updates.) Beth's new blog! (I

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Integration, Vermont Style Integration, Vermont Style Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2006 07:57 Written by Steve Thursday, 13 April 2006 07:57 Sonny Cloward has a great post about how his nonprofit has picked a handful of technology tools to get their work done.

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Burlington, Vermont: Get Ready for #GivingTuesday: How to Mobilize a Successful Campaign. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change. Every month, our meetup leaders host free in-person events in 60 cities. Find your closest group or apply to start a new group.

The Nonprofit Twitter Pack: Are you listed?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

link] Running a small arts organization in Northern Vermont: River Arts. Flickr photo by Beth. A few weeks ago I was doing a workshop and demoing some of the tools of social media. I took the above photo with my camera phone and uploaded to flickr. When I got to showing Twitter, I was met with the usual skepticism. So, I twittered about it as part of the demo and asked my network to leave some comments on the flickr photo.

Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Beaconfire Wire

Most websites that are running Elgg are probably like Free Vermont Radio which brings together people appreciate and broadcast Vermont independant music and radio. The question one finds asking themselves before taking any task of considerable effort is whether they really want to do it. This past weekend, I exerted some effort to get myself from Washington D.C. to Cambridge, MA to attend a conference. The topic of discussion was Elgg. What is Elgg and why did I go to Cambridge?

Seven ways to blog without actually starting a blog

SocialFish

She had an idea about how to blog without having a blog, and I had read a sweet little stor y in the Washington Post about pac-man images virally wandering down the windows of office buildings on Vermont Avenue in DC. A couple weeks ago, Lindy and I decided to swap blog posts.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Burlington, Vermont: Digital Rights/Digital Responsibilities Workshop for Nonprofits. Burlington, Vermont: Digital Rights/Digital Responsibilities Workshop for Nonprofits. The weather is getting better now that we're firmly into spring. No more excuses are allowed about your New Year's resolution to power up your nonprofit tech skills — it's time to join a meetup and find your tribe!